Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002

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To: Louigi Verona <louigi.verona@...>
Cc: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 9:29 am

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Hi Louigi!

You're definitely on the money but at the same time I'm sure you know the
reasons behind your unhappiness with LA's glacial progress.

No good bug reports = No free software community. Its as vital as people
writing and using the actual code.

All non-trivial software is buggy. Even the simpler stuff has bugs, just
maybe no-ones found them yet. As you are well aware, software developed by
volunteers in their spare is obviously likely to have a few more but
research has shown that over time FLOSS software can become more stable and
secure than non-FLOSS.

Due to this fact, when I go using FLOSS, I expect to and and feel it is my
duty to report bugs much more so than for something I have paid a decent
amount of money for. If I know they are making a living out of their
software, I'm much less forgiving.

So the choice becomes this, you can either forget about FLOSS music making
and just get down to it with known working, maybe non-free software or
attempt FLOSS music making but expect to spend time reporting bugs.

I agree that making music with Linux is still problematic and some way off
competing with the non-free platforms in many respects but Linux is in many
ways a superior OS and you know as well as I do the slow but steady
improvement that is happening here and just how cool it will all likely be
in a few years time when we have even less to moan about. That's why we
persist, isn't it?

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Louigi Verona wrote:

> Hey fellas!

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Hi Louigi!You&=
#39;re definitely on the money but at the same time I'm sure you know t=
he reasons behind your unhappiness with LA's glacial progress.
No good bug reports =3D No free software community. Its as vital as people =
writing and using the actual code.All non-trivial software is=
buggy. Even the simpler stuff has bugs, just maybe no-ones found them yet.=
As you are well aware, software developed by volunteers in their spare is =
obviously likely to have a few more but research has shown that over time F=
LOSS software can become more stable and secure than non-FLOSS.
Due to this fact, when I go using FLOSS, I expect to and and feel=
it is my duty to report bugs much more so than for something I have paid a=
decent amount of money for. If I know they are making a living out of thei=
r software, I'm much less forgiving.
So the choice becomes this, you can either forget about FLOSS mus=
ic making and just get down to it with known working, maybe non-free softwa=
re or attempt FLOSS music making but expect to spend time reporting bugs.
I agree that making music with Linux is still problematic an=
d some way off competing with the non-free platforms in many respects but L=
inux is in many ways a superior OS and you know as well as I do the slow bu=
t steady improvement that is happening here and just how cool it will all l=
ikely be in a few years time when we have even less to moan about. That&#39=
;s why we persist, isn't it?
On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Louigi Verona &=
lt;louigi.vero=
na@gmail.com
> wrote:
Hey fellas!This time talking of getting tired to file bug reports, get the podcast here:
http://www.louigiverona=
.ru/?page=3Dprojects&s=3Dwritings&t=3Dlinux&a=3Dli=
nux_podcast

Would be interested in what you think!=
-- Louigi Veronahttp://www.louigiverona.ru/

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[LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Louigi Verona, (Wed Aug 14, 8:00 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Devin Anderson, (Tue Aug 20, 7:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Louigi Verona, (Tue Aug 20, 9:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Dave Phillips, (Wed Aug 14, 10:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Chris Bannister, (Fri Aug 16, 11:36 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Aug 15, 12:17 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Julien Claassen, (Wed Aug 14, 7:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, J. Liles, (Wed Aug 14, 4:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, david, (Wed Aug 14, 5:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Chris Bannister, (Fri Aug 16, 11:32 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, drew Roberts, (Fri Aug 16, 2:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Aug 16, 1:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Chris Bannister, (Fri Aug 16, 2:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Aug 16, 2:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Chris Bannister, (Sun Aug 18, 7:05 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Aug 14, 4:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Dan MacDonald, (Wed Aug 14, 4:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, J. Liles, (Wed Aug 14, 4:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Paul Davis, (Wed Aug 14, 4:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, J. Liles, (Wed Aug 14, 4:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Dan MacDonald, (Wed Aug 14, 4:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, J. Liles, (Wed Aug 14, 5:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Russell Hanaghan, (Wed Aug 14, 5:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, J. Liles, (Wed Aug 14, 4:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Harry van Haaren, (Wed Aug 14, 2:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Paul Davis, (Wed Aug 14, 2:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Dan MacDonald, (Wed Aug 14, 9:29 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Barney Holmes, (Wed Aug 14, 1:36 pm)